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Grinding Away

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Construction crews began grinding asphalt July 6 on two lanes of Dodge Street. The lanes are closed between 62nd Street and Happy Hollow Boulevard. Weather permitting, the project will continue through Monday, July 13. Click on this link for the project's timeline.



High School Students Take Part in Summer Scholars Program

While one would be hard pressed to find a high school student going to college over the summer, 33 high school seniors from around the Omaha metropolitan area are doing just that at UNO.

The 33 students have converged on the university to take part in the 2009 Summer Scholars program. The five-week program, which began June 8, provides students with a taste of college life while educating them on what it will take to achieve their goals. Each student was awarded a scholarship for the program that covers the cost of three credit hours of college tuition plus student fees, books and a parking permit. Read more.

July Biweekly Payroll Notice

July has three biweekly paydays (July 2, 16 and 30), therefore no standard deductions will be taken from the July 30 biweekly payroll. Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

Faculty Commencement Regalia Orders Due July 24

Faculty members planning to order academic regalia from the UNO Bookstore for the August commencement should do so by calling 554.2336 before Friday, July 24.

Commencement for August graduates will take place Friday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Faculty are asked to assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall.

Wellness Stampede

Future Self Program Presentations July 9 at Criss Library

This event has been designated a UNO Wellness Stampede event.

Julie Masters, associate professor of gerontology, will give two talks highlighting the Future Self Program on Thursday, July 9, in 112 Criss Library. The presentations begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are designed for individuals interested in learning more about the aging experience and what they can do to make a difference in their lives now in anticipation of the future.

"Few people stop to consider what they will be like as an older person, yet more and more people are living well into their elder years," Dr. Masters said.

For more information, call Human Resources at 554.2321.

The mission of the Wellness Stampede, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, contact David Daniels at 554.2008, or

UFO Study Group to Meet July 11

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 285 Durham Science Center. All are welcome to come with an open mind and ask questions. Additional meetings will take place each Saturday at the same time and location.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

Fidelity Representative Offers Summer Counseling Sessions

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this summer for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.

Available dates are:
- Monday, July 13;
- Monday, July 27;
- Tuesday, Aug. 4; and
- Tuesday, Aug. 25.

To make an appointment with Cronick, call 1.800.642.7131.